Vitamins & Antioxidants
Vitamins are essential organic compounds required in varying amounts by your body on a daily basis. These elements cannot be made by your body and must be consumed from your diet. Vitamins are involved in an array of metabolic and biological processes, and adequate amounts must be consumed for optimal bodily functions. There are two main types of vitamins: (i) water-soluble, which cannot be stored in the body and must be consumed frequently, and (ii) fat-soluble, which to a limited extent can be stored in the body in adipose tissue.
Minerals are inorganic elements, which are also essential for optimum health. They are involved in many enzymatic reactions. Minerals fall into one of two classes; macro-minerals which are required by the body in amounts above 100 mg/day or trace elements which are needed in smaller quantities below 20 mg/day.
Antioxidants, which are found naturally in our diet, help to form a part of the body’s defence to reactive oxygen species and free radicals, which can damage the body if levels remain unchecked. By-products of metabolism, exposure to toxins and pollutants in the environment can damage the body’s cells and overwhelm the body’s defence leading to impaired health. Antioxidant supplementation has been shown to provoke a positive influence on reducing the negative effects of reactive oxygen species and other toxin forms helping people to live long, healthy and vibrant lives.
How can they help?
Inadequate intake of various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can place an individual at risk of poor or deteriorating health. For active people and particularly athletes there is an additional demand for micronutrients and antioxidants, and in particular nutrients involved in energy utilisation, repair and growth.
Why are these products used?
High quality vitamin, mineral and antioxidant supplements are an excellent way of helping people to meet their requirement for various nutrition elements. Antioxidant, vitamin and mineral supplements can help to ensure that the optimum balance of essential nutrients is maintained in the body on a daily basis.
A balanced vitamin and mineral supplement.
Helps people to meet their requirement for micronutrients
A high strength vitamin C fortified with bioflavinoids.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant linked to optimum immune function.
A naturally occurring vitamin like substance found in all cells, supporting optimum health.
Q 10 is an antioxidant that plays an important role in many biological functions in the body
Alpha Lipoic Acid
A natural antioxidant with many essential functions in the body
Supports optimum health and energy metabolism